Drug Prevention

 

Preventing Drug Use in Children

Get involved and STAY involved in your children's lives. Know where they are, who they are with, and what they are doing.
Get to know your children's friends and their parents, and make sure they share the same values as your family regarding drug use and alcohol.
Involve your children in adult-supervised after-school activities.
Set curfews, limits, and rules and ENFORCE them.
Keep an open, ongoing line of communication with your child. Let them know they can talk to you about anything and questions are welcome.
Talk to your kids about alcohol, drugs and tobacco. Set rules that this is unacceptable and will result in consequences.
Discuss the legal consequences of drug use. Tell them about possible job loss, loss of driver's license, etc.
Discuss the emotional side effects of drug use, such as isolation, paranoia, etc.
Keep your kids involved in sports and activities. Idle time gives children the opportunity to get in trouble.
Set the example! Actions speak louder than words. Don't be a user yourself!
 

 

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Last modified: February 25, 2004